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Green hydrogen

Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) is taking a global leadership position in the renewable energy and green products industry by harnessing the world’s renewable energy resources to produce renewable electricity, green hydrogen and other green industrial products such as green ammonia and green iron.

What is hydrogen?

FFI_Green hydrogen_What_160px_v1_Earth The most abundant element on Earth
FFI_Green hydrogen_What_160px_v1_Lighest The lightest and smallest element, 14 times lighter than air
FFI_Green hydrogen_What_160px_v1_Colourless Colourless, odourless and tasteless
FFI_Green hydrogen_What_160px_v1_Non toxic Non-toxic and non-poisonous
FFI_Green hydrogen_What_160px_v1_No pollution Able to be released without contributing to atmospheric or water pollution
FFI_Green hydrogen_What_160px_v1_Stored Can be stored in large quantities for long periods of time

What is green hydrogen?

Although its supply is infinite, hydrogen is not commonly found in its pure form in nature.

It can be manually produced through a process called electrolysis. This process requires electricity and when achieved using renewable energy resources like solar, wind, hydropower or geothermal energy with zero carbon dioxide emissions, the result is green hydrogen.

How is it made?

Electrolysis is achieved by running electricity through demineralised water, to split the water into green hydrogen and oxygen.

The resulting oxygen is released back into the atmosphere, and the green hydrogen is able to be used domestically or exported for uses around the globe.

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How is green hydrogen used?

Green hydrogen is the practical and implementable solution that will revolutionise the way we power our planet, while decarbonising heavy industry and creating jobs globally.
Green hydrogen is the fastest way to decarbonise hard to abate sectors such as heavy haulage, shipping and industry. It can be:

  • Used to power hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles including trucks and drill rigs – particularly for long distances and heavy haulage
  • Used to create synthetic aviation fuels to replace aviation kerosene, or as hydrogen in fuel-cells, helping decarbonise the aviation industry
  • Used to replace fossil fuel based hydrogen in industrial processes
  • Made into green ammonia for use as a fuel for shipping and rail and to create green fertilisers for the agriculture industry

Through FFI, Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) will use green hydrogen to decarbonise the company’s mining and shipping fleet including trucks, drill rigs and trains. Fortescue has announced an ambitious emissions reduction goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030, positioning the company as a leader in addressing the global climate change challenge. Producing green hydrogen is key to achieving this goal.